A partial stadium shutdown has been imposed on Atletico Madrid ahead of the return game against Manchester City.



Uefa has determined that part of Atletico Madrid stadium must be closed for Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester City.

At the Wanda Metropolitano, which has a capacity of 68,456, the Spanish champions must sell out at least 5,000 seats.

The punishment was imposed by Uefa for Atletico fans’ “discriminatory behavior” during the first-leg encounter in atletico Madrid last week.

Atletico will also be required to display a Uefa flag with the words “#NoToRacism” on it.

“To order the partial closure of the Club Atlético de Madrid stadium for the next Uefa competition match in which Club Atlético de Madrid would play as the host club, due to the discriminatory behavior of its supporters,” according to a statement from Uefa. “Club Atlético de Madrid shall notify the closed sector[s] before to the match, which shall include at least 5,000 seats.”

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